AP’s population growth rate down, sex ratio increases

Hyderabad, March 31: The total population of Andhra Pradesh has been pegged at 8,46,65,533 comprising 4,25,09,881 males and 4,21,55,652 females, as per the Census of India-2011 report released today.

The total population saw an increase of 84,55,526 people over the 2001 Census with a decadal growth rate of 11.10 as against 14.59 recorded in the 2001 census, Y V Anuradha, Director of Census Operation in Andhra Pradesh, told reporters here.

The decadal growth rate has come down by 3.49 during the 2001-2011, she said. Decadal growth rate is growth rate in terms of percentages.

Sex ratio — number of females per 1000 males — in the state is 992 as against 978 in 2001.

Among the districts, Nizamabad has recorded the highest sex ratio with 1038 followed by Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts with 1016 and 1014, respectively.

The lowest sex ratio was recorded in Hyderabad district with 943, Anuradha said.